I felt there was room for improvement when it came to my child's school communicating with the parents. After doing a bit a research, I realized the school's PTA is responsible for keeping the parents informed of the happenings at school. So, I decided to become an active member of the PTA at my kids' school.
I contacted the PTA President via email and found out that there was a need for someone to maintain the fairly new school Facebook page and the newsletter. So, I quickly volunteered to help out with both - especially since these are the main means of communication with parents, which was my biggest concern.
Now, I'm a PTA board member. The title felt a bit overwhelming at first but, working on the Facebook page and newsletter are things I can do at my own pace and on my own hours from home. So, it is perfect for me being a stay-at-home mom with two Elementary School kids and a 2 1/2 year in tow. The bonus is, I have the opportunity to speak up about decisions being made at my kids' school and I finally get to see things change that had always worried me.
If you feel there is a need for change at your child's school and you can spare 1 HOUR per month, join your school's PTA and make a difference in your child's education. There is a membership fee for the year but, it's usually small. Our school's PTA membership is $5 for the year. That's it! So, join the PTA and speak up for your child.